Connecticut has launched Jobs.CT.Gov, a new online portal aimed at assisting Connecticut residents and those seeking to move to the state in the process of finding a job.
“The new jobs portal is the next step in our administration’s effort to make information more accessible and available for Connecticut residents and businesses,” Gov. Ned Lamont said. “Through jobs.ct.gov, jobseekers can access search tools, tips, and resources to help land a job, as well as training and certification opportunities. The jobs portal is also a tool that will help bring qualified candidates to employers’ job openings. It is another step in the right direction in the state’s digital journey, benefitting both residents and businesses.”
The new website includes job search tools; job search tips and personalized help; free and low-cost training, certificate, and classroom programs; and resources to help employers hire, train, and retain employees.
“Over the past few years, Connecticut has made dramatic progress on its digital journey,” Connecticut Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Commissioner Michelle Gilman said. “Jobs.ct.gov is another example of cross-agency collaboration that will lead to a better experience for the resident. We recognize the need to meet residents where they are, making information more easily accessible while working to break down agency barriers.”
“The jobs portal is an exciting development, giving jobseekers another tool to help connect them to opportunities, and we expect more initiatives like this in coming months and years,” Gilman added.
The governor’s office said that all of the resources are Connecticut-specific and focus on connecting jobseekers with the variety of employment and workforce development opportunities offered in the state.
“Connecticut provides many services to support people on their journey to raise their level of employment, however those services were historically spread out across agencies and websites,” Connecticut Chief Information Officer and DAS Deputy Commissioner Mark Raymond said. “Jobs.ct.gov simplifies how people can find these critical resources.”
The new site has received praise from local industry groups, including the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA).
“An easier front door for jobseekers is exactly what is needed to better connect supply and demand, especially for those who are disconnected from the labor force, unemployed, or underemployed,” CBIA President and CEO Chris DiPentima said. “We have the jobs, what we need are the people to fill those jobs and jobs.ct.gov will help connect the two.”